I am not able to update my PHP in centos 6.

I have centos base, epel and rpmforge repos.

yum update php
Error: Package: php-tidy-5.3.3-14.el6_3.x86_64 (@updates)
Requires: php-common = 5.3.3-14.el6_3
Removing: php-common-5.3.3-14.el6_3.x86_64 (@updates)
php-common = 5.3.3-14.el6_3
Updated By: php-common-5.3.3-23.el6_4.x86_64 (updates)
php-common = 5.3.3-23.el6_4
Available: php-common-5.3.3-22.el6.x86_64 (base)
php-common = 5.3.3-22.el6
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
.. install failed!

I believe php-tidy has been excluded due to repo priority. How do it fix it?

epel.repo has "priority = 10" Could it be a reason?

yum update -d3

gives list of excluded updates. --> php-tidy-5.3.3-22.el6.x86_64 from base excluded (priority)

1 Answer 1


You may wish to disable extra repositories while trying to upgrade packages.

There are some tricks that you can try when you have multiple repositories that contain different versions of the same package. CentOS has this wiki article with some tips and tricks for specifying a certain repository to use.

Using this information, running

yum --disablerepo "*" --enablerepo "updates" update php

should clear up this issue.

  • "No Packages marked for Update." I guess it is because PHP updates are in base.
    – Mahesh
    Aug 24, 2013 at 9:30
  • --> php-tidy-5.3.3-22.el6.x86_64 from base excluded (priority) - This is causing the problem. I m not able to fix it
    – Mahesh
    Aug 24, 2013 at 9:47
  • Have you tried disabling the repositories as suggested and enabling the repository you're trying to install php from? You most likely have conflicting priorities. Can you grep -ri priority /etc/yum.* and update your question with this output?
    – andrew
    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:12
  • I tried the command in your answer. Tried both epel and rpmforge both says "No package marked for update." grep for priority says epel.repo has priority = 10
    – Mahesh
    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:15
  • Most likely. Give yum --disablerepo "*" --enablerepo "base updates" update php a shot.
    – andrew
    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:17

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